Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Signs You Are Doing Better Than You Think

Every now and then something is shared with me in an email,
or I see something on Face Book and think it's worth passing on.

This came from Face Book and The Mind Awakened.

19 Signs You Are Doing Better Than You Think
Ryan Maxwell

Even in uncertain times, it’s always important to keep things in perspective.
True wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ‘-Henry David Thoreau

  1. You are alive.
  2. You are able to see the sunrise and the sunset.
  3. You are able to hear birds sing and waves crash.
  4. You can walk outside and feel the breeze through your hair and the sun’s warmth on your skin.
  5. You have tasted the sweetness of chocolate cake.
  6. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.
  7. You awoke this morning with a roof over your head.
  8. You had a choice of what clothes to wear.
  9. You haven’t feared for your life today.
  10. You have overcome some considerable obstacles, and you have learned and survived.
  11. You often worry about what you’re going to do with your life – your career, your family, the next step, etc. – which means you have ambition, passion, drive, and the freedom to make your own decisions.
  12. You live in a country that protects your basic human rights and civil liberties.
  13. You are reasonably strong and healthy – if you got sick today, you could recover.
  14. You have a friend or relative who misses you and looks forward to your next visit.
  15. You have someone with whom to reminisce about ‘the good old days.’
  16. You have access to clean drinking water.
  17. You have access to medical care.
  18. You have access to the Internet.
  19. You can read.
The truth is, you’re doing better than a lot of people in this world.  So remember to be thankful for all the things you do have.


Speaking of the good old days, a dear friend of mine from my university days (back in the middle ages) is coming to visit.
So, I'm going to take a short blog break.
Lots of museums to visit and walking to do.
I'll be sure to take my camera and I'll see you all again soon.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Mary Cromer said...

This is wonderful and I am going to share this message as well. Thank you for the reminders ;)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're oh so right, Snap. Compared to the rest of the world, we have absolutely nothing to bitch about. Gratitude should be our attitude! Have fun with your friend.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Every day above ground is a good one! I'm a hospice volunteer!

Dorothy Borders said...

Wonderful thoughts - and very true. Enjoy your friend's visit.

Vee said...

That's a nice list and I only feel uncomfortable with two of them so I guess that I am doing okay.

Oh what fun! Have a wonderful visit with your dear friend.

Dotti said...

Excellent reminder!

Norma Ruttan said...

a wonderful list of things for which to be grateful!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Love the list. It's sad that we need to be reminded from time to time how fortunate we are. Have a great visit!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I saw your share of this on FB and was glad to see it here too. We need to be reminded of all the blessings we tend to take for granted. Enjoy your visit!

Pondside said...

The list is a good reminder of what really matters, and of how fortunate we are.
Have a lovely time with your friend!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

And how easy it is to forget how fortunate we are.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, so good to read this list and be thankful! Sure does put thing into perspective!

kitty said...

Those were some great reminders, Snap, and many which I especially need right now. Have a wonderful time visiting museums and snapping pics!

Irene said...

Well worth sharing.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like this Snap, something we should print out and view every morning.
Bloglovin is not showing me your new posts so I'll have to go back and read a few now.